Ginger Rogers


  • oz. gin Fords works nicely here
  • 3/4 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 oz. ginger syrup
  • 2 oz. ginger ale I used Fever Tree
  • 6 mint leaves
  • 1 mint sprig
  • 1 slice fresh lemon

Ginger Syrup

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 inch fresh ginger peeled and sliced


Ginger Syrup

  • Combine the sugar, water and ginger slices in a small saucepan.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar.
  • When the sugar is dissolved, turn off the heat and let the ginger infuse the syrup for 1/2 hour.
  • Strain the syrup and put into a glass container. Refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.

For the Ginger Rogers|Gin and ginger ale cocktail

  • Combine the mint leaves and ginger syrup in the bottom of a glass.
  • Using a muddler or a spoon, lightly crush the mint leaves to release their oils.
  • Add the gin and lemon juice and stir.
  • Add the ice.
  • Add the ginger ale and stir.
  • Garnish with lemon slices and a mint sprig if desired



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